[Infographic] A Guide to Natural Sweeteners

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We've created a handy chart to help you decipher natural sweeteners. Now Foods created a slide show that inspired us and you can check it out here.

Natural Sweetener

Source

Glycemic Index

Sweetness Compared to Sugar

Notes

Baking Notes

Stevia

Stevia Plant

0 (low)

100x

Keto friendly

 

Organic Agave Nectar

Blue Agave Plant

10-19 (low)

1.5x

Ideal for beverages

Since you are substituting a liquid for a solid decrease one of your liquid ingredients accordingly.

Beet Sugar

Sugar Beets

65 (medium)

Equivalent

Sugar beets can be GMOs so make sure to pick an non-GMO brand

Can substitute for can sugar 1:1

Organic Coconut Sugar

Organic Coconuts

35-42 (low)

Equivalent

Similar flavor profile to brown sugar

The granules are larger which may affect appearance and texture of baked goods.

Date Sugar

Dried Dates

100+ (high)

Equivalent

 

Compliments recipes that use whole grains. It can be a challenge to bake with so be ready to experiment.

Dextrose

Non-GMO Corn

100 (high)

¾ as sweet

Also called glucose

1:1 substitution for sugar

Organic Erythritol

Non-GMO Corn

0 (low)

60-70% as sweet

 

Use a bit more because it isn’t as sweet

Fructose

Non-GMO Corn

19 (low)

More than 1 ½ times sweeter

Occurs naturally in fruit and vegetables

Great for chewy baked goods

Lactose

Whey

46 (low)

Less than a ¼ as sweet

Also known as milk sugar

 

Sucanat

Organic Sugar Cane Syrup

65 (medium)

Equivalent

Stronger flavor because of it’s molasses content

1:1 but experimenting may be needed because of it’s flavor and granularity

Sugarless Sugar®

Corn, Rice and Stevia

Low

Equivalent

 

1:1 ratio

Xylitol

Corn

7 (low)

Equivalent

Keto friendly

May require experimenting to get the ratios correct


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By Guest| April 25, 2018
Categories:  Eat

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